2018-2019 Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2023  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GISC 1421 - Introduction to Raster-Based GIS

4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Instruction in GIS data sets including raster-based information such as images or photographs, acquisition of such data, and processing and merging with vector data. Introduction to grid or continuous GIS data sets including DEMs, TINs, aerial and satellite imagery, and others; as well as processing and merging with vector data. Students collect, process, and summarize images to produce a thematic map; explain geo-referencing of photos or images to maps; effectively operate image processing software including Spatial Analyst and ENVI Image Processing/Analysis package; interpret photos and images to produce map data; analyze geographic information and merge with photographic information in raster formats. Prerequisite: GISC 1411  
Course Outcomes
1 - The student will relate current capabilities of satellites for collecting images and photographs.
2 - Summarize processing of imagery to produce a thematic map.
3 - Explain georeferencing of photos or images to maps.
4 - Operate effectively one or more image processing software packages.
5 - Interpret photos and images to produce map data.
6 - Analyze geographic information collected in raster format.
7 - Merge photographic information correctly in existing raster formats.